Doin' it doggy style --
U.S. Customs Coast Guard Dope Dog -- nicknamed "Buster,"
like all dope-sniffin' dogs he's got a habit, trained to have to
have it. Pick up the tracks of the traffiker,
And track 'em like a rabbit up the coastline! Canine controlled
Receiver of the Golden Nose Award, for leadin' 'em to the cash,
cashin' in on the stash. Now he's in line for his issue of the booty.
Never do a line in the line of duty
our nation is fighting two wars: one abroad and one at home. While
the war in Iraq is in the headlines, the other war is still being
fought on our own streets. Its casualties are the wasted lives of
our own citizens.
I am speaking of the war on drugs. And I cannot help but wonder
how many more lives, and how much more money, will be wasted before
another Robert McNamara admits what is plain for all to see: The
war on drugs is
All words by Walter Cronkite
& George Clinton are property of their copyright holders, and are
abridged here for comparison and contrast.
-- He's a dope dog!
U.S. customs coast guard dope dog,
Keen sense of smell, trackin' the tell-tale trails of cartels, dope
boats, big dope
Never a gram or OZ, kilo -- too low key,
Gotta be tons of P-blow, bales of 'lumbo.
When other dogs, sniff at one another's tails,
He can track the profits from a dope sale straight to the Stank
Big Banks, bankin' on laundering, the dirty money not stinkin' he
follows his nose.
And as the wind blows, he get a whiff, he take a sniff.
A dope dog -- a dope dog
Old Mac Uncle had some drugs,
And with those drugs he bought some arms
It was a bang, bang here and a snort, snort there. Here a bang,
there a snort. Bangs and snorts everywhere. Old Mac Uncle starts
But the war on drugs is hell on a dope dog's nose. It smells were
the nose goes when the doors close
And the dealer want to hide the dope. In the booty, in the twat.
Then they squat and make the dog sniff their bowel. Foul, as they
fart in his face. Damn for a shitty half gram -- a dope dog.
Out of the toxic waste comes a fox that wastes no time. A genetically
improved smell capability.
The long and dragging tales of the possibilities of cloned canine.
Conceived under the influence of toxic wasted doctors. Computer
bugs debuggin' devices and vice verses and various viruses.
And until his retirement don't mention, no requirement nowhere in
his pension for the upkeep. The keeping up of the habit. The system
have a habit of making sure you get, a habit that can't be kept
up with unless you're a dope dog -- a dope dog, a dope dog -- An
undercover NARC with a bark.
He took a bite out of crime. Posin' as a seein' eye dog he bit the
blind, the man with the cane in the coke. Soon as the dope boats
float, the media goes comatose. Unrelated over-the-counter overdose
now becomes drug-related, aided and abetted by a lot of apprehension
and indifference. The bigger the headache the bigger the pill --
take your medicine 'cause you gonna be ILL when I tell you
the deal on dope. There's more profit in pretending that we're stopping
it, than selling it. Selling out, we're in for the shock of a lifetime.
Stop, and we might find faces in primetime. The faces of yours and
mine. Over the counter, under the counter. On accounta the drugs,
it's not the drugs that drag you through the mud. It's the money
-- It ain't funny!
Old Mac Uncle has a bank, drugs are sure to flow -- BCC-I-CIA-DEA-IO
can smell the cargo on the boats and the planes and trains and thangs
-- a dope dog!
the politicians stutter and stall - while they chase their losses
by claiming we could win this war if only we committed more
resources, jailed more people and knocked down more doors -
the Drug Policy Alliance continues to tell the American people
the truth - "the way it is."
...In Tulia, Texas, an investigator fabricated evidence that
sent more than one out of every ten of the town's African American
residents to jail on trumped-up drug charges in one of the most
despicable travesties of justice this reporter has ever seen.
The federal government has fought terminally ill patients whose
doctors say medical marijuana could provide a modicum of relief
from their suffering - as though a cancer patient who uses marijuana
to relieve the wrenching nausea caused by chemotherapy is somehow
a criminal who threatens the public.
People who do genuinely have a problem with drugs, meanwhile,
are being imprisoned when what they really need is treatment.
And what is the impact of this policy? It surely hasn't made
our streets safer. Instead, we have locked up literally millions
of people...disproportionately people of color...who have caused
little or no harm to others - wasting resources that could be
used for counter-terrorism, reducing violent crime, or catching
With police wielding unprecedented powers to invade privacy,
tap phones and conduct searches seemingly at random, our civil
liberties are in a very precarious condition. Hundreds of billions
of dollars have been spent on this effort - with no one held
accountable for its failure.
Amid the clichés of the drug war, our country has lost
sight of the scientific facts. Amid the frantic rhetoric of
our leaders, we've become blind to reality:
The war on drugs, as it is currently fought, is too expensive,
and too inhumane. But nothing will change until someone has
the courage to stand up and say what so many politicians privately
know: The war on drugs has failed.
That's where the Drug Policy Alliance comes in. From Capitol
Hill to statehouses to the media, DPA counters the hysteria
of the drug war with thoughtful, accurate analysis about the
true dangers of drugs, and by fighting for desperately needed
on-the-ground reforms...In these and so many other ways, DPA
is working to end the war on drugs and replace it with a new
drug policy based on science, compassion, health and human rights...But
they can't do it alone.
why I urge you to send as generous a contribution as you possibly
can to the Drug Policy Alliance. Americans are paying too high
a price in lives and liberty for a failing war on drugs about
which our leaders have lost all sense of proportion.
The Drug Policy Alliance is the one organization telling the
truth. They need you with them every step of the way. And that's
the way it is.
Digital imagry by Michael R. Evans from personal photos and extensively
reworked imagry found on the Internet.